Currently Reading: Decisive By: Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Currently Reading: Decisive By: Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Currently Reading: David and Goliath - Underdogs, Misfits and The Art of Battling Giants By: Malcolm Gladwell
Apple sent out invites to its next product-filled media event this morning, which will be held on October 22 in San Francisco. source: Wired

Apple sent out invites to its next product-filled media event this morning, which will be held on October 22 in San Francisco. source: Wired

Time for that annual eye check up.

Time for that annual eye check up.

"Wondermade makes marshmallows of an almost endless variety "for eating and for sharing". We created a brand that has the heart and whimsy of Willy Wonka but the sophistication to jump out on the shelves of the countries top candy stores. From packaging to copywriting, we made it our goal to position Wondermade as an honest brand with its roots in the kitchen and its eye in the clouds." - Design Annual 2012, design firm: The Heads of State

A glass of water

"A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired:

“How heavy is this glass of water?”



Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.



She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.

”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night.

Remember to put the glass down!”

-Source: unknown

"It doesn’t matter how many resources you have. If you don’t know how to use them, it will never be enough." - unknown

"It doesn’t matter how many resources you have. If you don’t know how to use them, it will never be enough." - unknown

Moroccan Tree Goats. Source: Karel Meijers
"The goats climb the Argan trees of Morocco in search of food, which is otherwise sparse in the region. Over time they have become not only able to climb trees but downright adept at the art – the traipse across trees with a sure-footedness that is hard to imagine from a hoofed animal. The droppings of the goats contain the kernels of the seeds they consume which are, strangely enough, used by locals to press and grind into oil."

Moroccan Tree Goats. Source: Karel Meijers

"The goats climb the Argan trees of Morocco in search of food, which is otherwise sparse in the region. Over time they have become not only able to climb trees but downright adept at the art – the traipse across trees with a sure-footedness that is hard to imagine from a hoofed animal. The droppings of the goats contain the kernels of the seeds they consume which are, strangely enough, used by locals to press and grind into oil."

Ballistic Brewing craft beer bottles by Stranger & Stranger

Featured in: 2013 Design Annual

Reading list: Confident Ruby by Avdi Grimm

Reading list: Confident Ruby by Avdi Grimm

Apple Confirms: Media Event On September 10

"Apple has today sent invitations to selected members of the press for a September 10th media event on Apple’s campus in Cupertino." - Source

Apple Confirms: Media Event On September 10

"Apple has today sent invitations to selected members of the press for a September 10th media event on Apple’s campus in Cupertino." - Source

Carmen poster by Jose Llopis

Carmen poster by Jose Llopis

"Come on in! Water’s fine." - Source: sbadsgood

"Come on in! Water’s fine." - Source: sbadsgood

Slamseys Farm Fruit Gin packaging

Blackberry, Sloe & Raspberry Gin

from B&B Studio

Currently Reading: Rules for Mobile Performance Optimization | August 2013 | Communications of the ACM